My First Book: Love Always Wags Its Tail!

"Love Always Wags It Tail"

Here is Miss Tessa who gets star billing on the cover of my first book! Not that I can believe that I'm finally (almost) there. The essays are done, the manuscript is out being turned into Kindle-savvy content and the next step, once I get it back is to upload the contents and cover up to Amazon's kindle platform. Oh my. The next step for me is to upload the content and the cover so that I can start promoting it. I'm hoping that will take place in the next two days. If you're one of my … [Read more...]

“Diamonds Are A Girl’s Best Friend … “

"Great Dane and Min Pin mixbreed stand next to each other"

Jasper:         So, here we are. Tessa:           Do you think they can see us? Jasper:          Who? Tessa:            My  fan club. Jasper:          Your fan club? Tessa:            Of course. Jasper:          Ah. Tessa:            Sometimes, they leave presents. Jasper:           Such as? Tessa:             Gift baskets.  An iPad.  Fresh water pearls. Jasper:           No diamonds? Tessa:             Hm. … [Read more...]

A Rescue Dog’s Story Begins With You.

"terrier mix black dog laying in the sun"

"...when you look at a rescue dog for the first time, don't focus on the story of his or her past. Focus on the most important chapter. The chapter that begins with you."  - Lulu's Rescue blog This is Tessa and, no, she didn't (physically) come from Lulu's Rescue, although if we make a literal assumption - that Tessa represents "every rescue," at least for the length of this post, then, metaphorically symbolically, she could have come from Lulu. The chapter of Tessa's life that begins with … [Read more...]

Working Very Hard At Relaxing

"black mixed brred dog in crate"

We are hard at work. Bet you can't tell, can you? Wanna guess what we're working on? You'll never figure it out, so I'll tell you. We (really, just me) are working at "relaxing." My person and I haven't been out and about for quite a while now. She's been writing, and then she's been writing, and after that, she's been writing ... well, I think I've made that plain enough.  Before I knew it, I was crated in the back of the car and we were off to wander around the village. Felt like summer, … [Read more...]

Lights. Camera. Action and Vision.


Lights. Camera. Action! This camera belongs to Honey DeLapa.  She's a professional photographer ... and, she's my friend. Honey does with photographs what I do with words and finally, last Friday, we met down at her studio in Honeoye Falls so that she could take some photographs of Tessa and me. She'll tell you that she doesn't specialize in dog photography. Which I suppose is true. But. She did a fabulous job of shooting us. And, you can be the judge of how she did. So, stay tuned. We … [Read more...]